Saturday, January 19, 2013

EOTD: Yellow and Brown POP

Hey everyone! It was a cool, yet sunny day here in SoCal so I decided to do a fun look to match my mood and this great weather. Hope you all enjoy!

Products Used:
MAC eyeshadows- Chrome Yellow, Goldenrod, Ricepaper
Laura Geller Baked shadow duo- Biscotti
Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 Palette- Black and Brown shades
Stila Stay All Day Liner- Black
Napoleoon Perdis eye pencil- White
NYX Jumbo Pencil- Milk
Aromaleigh Pigment- Curious and Curiouser
MAC lipstick- Violetta
MAC Zoomlash Mascara- Black

Brushes by E.L.F, Sonia Kashuk, Illamasqua, Coastal Scents 

What are your favorite eyeshadow combos to wear on wonderfully sunny days?

-Miss Brina

Monday, January 14, 2013

MAC Party Parrot- and it's accidental DUPE!!!

Let me start this off by saying... I FINALLY GOT MY PAWS ON PARTY PARROT!!!! (ya'll should see me doing my happy dance lol) I've been wanting this lipstick since it came out with the Iris Apfel collection early last year, so when it came out again with the Strength collection I was all set and ready to get my hands on it... but NO... a bunch of greedy heffas beat me to it LOL I almost cried when  it was sold out AGAIN before I could grab one, so after calling several stores and coming up short, I went the ebay route. And to be honest, I actually lucked up and got mine for just a few dollars more than I would have paid in the store (yay eBAY).

MAC Party Parrot

With Flash

 Without Flash

Anyways, upon opening it, my heart kind of dropped a little. I didn't really have anything similar to Party Parrot in my collection, so when it sold out again I happened to stumble upon Rimmel's KATE lippies in shade 06. I thought it looked kind of simliar to Party Parrot, but that "what if" was still in the back of my mind, which is why I tracked that bad boy down and paid above retail for it. But enough of my rambling. While not spot on, the Rimmel lipstick is pretty darn close to Party Parrot, just slightly deeper with a satin-ish finish. So in actuality, if you own shade 06, you can blot the shine away with a kleenex and pretty much pass on Party Parrot and save some $$$$.

Check out the pictures and let me know what you think.

 Comparison Swatches

L-R: Covergirl Fiarytale, MAC Party Parrot, Rimmel Kate 06

Covergirl Fiarytale, MAC Party Parrot, Rimmel Kate 06 (natural light-overcast)

Covergirl Fiarytale, MAC Party Parrot, Rimmel Kate 06 (inside with flash)

After seeing the swatches, what do you all think? Is the Rimmel lipstick a pretty decent dupe for Party Parrot?

Anyone else grab something from the Strength collection?

-Miss Brina